ALMA Advanced Radiometric Phase Calibration Techniques

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Further Information and Publications

Our FP6 work began in October 2006 and we have been publishing our results ever since mostly in the ALMA memo series (see below also).

ALMA Memos

  • R. Bolton, B. Nikolic, J. Richer, The Power Spectrum of Atmospheric Path Fluctuations at the ALMA Site from Water Vapour Radiometer Observations, ALMA Memo 592, PDF, ALMA Memo series entry
  • Emily I. Curtis, Bojan Nikolic, John S. Richer and Juan R. Pardo, Atmospheric dispersion and the implications for phase calibration, ALMA Memo 590. PDF, ADS page, supporting materials
  • B. Nikolic, Inference of Coefficients for Use in Phase Correction II: Using the Observed Correlation Between Phase and Sky Brightness Fluctuations, ALMA Memo 588, 2009. PDF, ADS page, supporting materials
  • B. Nikolic, Inference of Coefficients for Use in Phase Correction I, ALMA Memo 587, 2009. pdf | ADS | Supporting materials
  • B. Nikolic, J. S. Richer & R. E. Hills, Simulating Atmospheric Phase Errors, Phase Correction and the Impact on ALMA Science, ALMA Memo 582, 2008. pdf | Supporting materials
  • B. Nikolic, R. E. Hills & J. S. Richer, Limits on Phase Correction Performance Due to Differences Between Astronomical and Water-Vapour Radiometer Beams, ALMA Memo 573, 2007. pdf | Supporting materials

Reports

  • Sarah F. Graves WVRGCAL performance: early 2011 observations & smoothing, March 2012 pdf
  • Marcel Clemens, The performance of ‘wvrgcal’ --- The 4 quasar, band 9 experiment, ‘uid A002 X2d1a7d X35b.ms’, November 2011 pdf
  • Marcel Clemens, The performance of ‘wvrgcal’ --- The influence of self-cal, September 2011 pdf

Newsletter Articles

  • Bojan Nikolic, John Richer, Rosie Bolton, Richard Hills, Tests of Radiometric Phase Correction with ALMA, ESO Messenger, Number 143, 2011. PDF, local PDF
  • Bojan Nikolic, John Richer, Frederic Gueth and Robert Laing, Report on the ALMA Workshop Simulations for ALMA, ESO Messenger, Number 134, 2008. PDF, ADS Entry
  • Bojan Nikolic, John Richer, Richard Hills & Alison Stirling, Phase Correction for ALMA: Adaptive Optics in the Submillimetre, ESO Messenger, Number 131, 2008. pdf | ADS

Posters

  • R. E. Hills, B. Nikolic, et al., Atmospheric Phase Correction for ALMA using 183 GHz Water Vapour Radiometers, URSI General Assembly, Chicago, August 2008. pdf

Presentations & Talks

  • B. Nikolic & J. S. Richer, Atacama Large Millimetre Array Capabilities, Status & Future, The future of UK Submillimetre Astronomy Workshop, UKATC, Edinburgh December 2011 PDF
  • B. Nikolic, Atmospheric Phase Correction for ALMA & The WVRGCAL program, ALMA Software Development Workshop, October 2011, NRAO Charlottesville, VA, USA PDF
  • B. Nikolic, J. S. Richer, R. Bolton, R. E. Hills, Atmospheric Phase Correction for ALMA with 183 GHz Water Vapour Radiometers, Presentations at URSI GASS August 2011, Istanbul, Turkey PDF
  • B. Nikolic, J. S. Richer & R. Bolton, EU FP6 ALMA Enhancement: Work Package 5 -- Highlights since last F2F & Plans, Presentations at FP6 Face-to-face meeting June 2011, Cambridge, UK PDF
  • B. Nikolic, R. Bolton, WVRGCAL and Radiometric Phase Correction at ALMA, Presentation at the Joint ALMA Observatory, Santiago, Chile, April 2011 PDF
  • B. Nikolic, R. Bolton, J. S. Richer, Water Vapour Radiometry at ALMA: Properties of the Atmosphere and First Tests of Phase Correction, Presentation at the University of Cambridge, UK, March 2011, PDF
  • B. Nikolic and J. S. Richer, EU FP6 ALMA Enhancement: Work Package 5\Prgress, First results at ALMA and Plans, Presentation at the EU FP6 ALMA Enhancement Annual Meeting at Rutherford-Appleton Labs, 14th October 2010, PDF
  • B. Nikolic and J. S. Richer, EU FP6 ALMA Enhancement: Work Package 5 Highlights since last F2F & Plans PDF
  • J. S. Richer & B. Nikolic, Mid-Term Review: Workpackage 5, Presented at FP6 ALMA Enhancement Mid-Term Review, Gothenburg, May 2009. pdf
  • B. Nikolic, Atmospheric phase correction for ALMA with water-vapour radiometers*, Presented at NRAO/Charlottesville, January 2009. pdf
  • B. Nikolic, Atmospheric phase correction for ALMA with water-vapour radiometers, Presented at URSI/NA National Radio Science Meeting, January 2009, Boulder Colorado. pdf
  • B. Nikolic, ALMA Phase Calibration/Correction, Presented at Algorithms 2008 Workshop, Oxford, December 2008. pdf
  • B. Nikolic et al., Simulating Atmospheric Phase Errors, Phase Correction and the Impact on ALMA Science, Presented at the Workshop on Simulations for ALMA, Grenoble, September 2008. pdf
  • B. Nikolic et al., Phase Correction for ALMA: Adaptive Optics in the Submillimetre, Presented at MRAO/Cambridge in May 2008. pdf
  • B. Nikolic et al., Advanced WVR Algorithms (AWA): Recent Progress, Presented at ESO/Garching, February 2008. pdf
  • B. Nikolic et al., ALMA Phase Calibration, Phase Correction and the Water Vapour Radiometers, Presented in Oxford, December 2007. pdf
  • B. Nikolic for the ALMA WVR collaboration, ALMA Water Vapour Radiometry: Tests at the SMA, presented at ALMA TELCAL meeting in Grenoble, June 2007. pdf